We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3-23). Yet, God has provided a way for us to have eternal life and to be with Him in heaven. He gave His only begotten son, Jesus Christ, to be born of a virgin birth so He would be sinless (sin is passed by the male to the female). Jesus was the purest Lamb of God and was sent to earth for two reasons. First, Jesus was sent to spread the Good News about God and Heaven. Secondly, He came to die for our sins.
Jesus preached about His Father in heaven, healing the sick, raising the dead, and love. Although sinless, he was falsely accused and arrested. He was tortured beyond the point where His own
mother could not recognize Him. His beard was pulled from His face, beaten with a whip that tore pieces of flesh from His body, and a crown of thorns placed upon His head. Although He was our Lord and Savior, He came into this world as the son of a poor carpenter. His people (Israel) rejected Him, spat at Him, belittled Him, ridiculed Him, and made a mockery of Him. Then Jesus was crucified on a cross at Mount Calvary. Jesus did all of this so we would have hope of eternal life filled with joy, happiness, no more sorrow, and no more pain.
THE ONLY WAY TO SALVATION IS TO ACCEPT JESUS AS YOUR LORD AND SAVIOR
Romans Road to salvation is Romans 3:23, “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” We have all sinned. We have all done things that are displeasing to God. There is no one who is innocent.
The second Scripture on the Romans Road to salvation, Romans 6:23, teaches us about the consequences of sin – “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” The punishment that we have earned for our sins is death. Not just physical death, but eternal death!
The third verse on the Romans Road to salvation, “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Romans 5:8 declares, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Jesus Christ died for us! Jesus’ death paid for the price of our sins. Jesus’ resurrection proves that God accepted Jesus’ death as the payment for our sins.
The fourth stop on the Romans Road to salvation is Romans 10:9, “that if you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, all we have to do is believe in Him, trusting His death as the payment for our sins – and we will be saved! Romans 10:13 says it again, “for everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” Jesus died to pay the penalty for our sins and rescue us from eternal death. Salvation, the forgiveness of sins, is available to anyone who will trust in Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.
The final aspect of the Romans Road to salvation is the results of salvation. Romans 5:1 has this wonderful message, “Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Through Jesus Christ we can have a relationship of peace with God. Romans 8:1 teaches us, “Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.” Because of Jesus’ death on our behalf, we will never be condemned for our sins. Finally, we have this precious promise of God from Romans 8:38-39, “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
Would you like to follow the Romans Road to salvation? If so, here is a simple prayer you can pray to God. Saying this prayer is a way to declare to God that you are relying on Jesus Christ for your salvation. The words themselves will not save you. Only faith in Jesus Christ can provide salvation! “God, I know that I have sinned against you and am deserving of punishment. But Jesus Christ took the punishment that I deserve so that through faith in Him I could be forgiven. With your help, I place my trust in You for salvation. Thank You for Your wonderful grace and forgiveness – the gift of eternal life! Amen!”
If you said this prayer and turned your life over to God, please either send me an email or make a comment here. Do not be shy, timid, weak, or ashamed of having accepted Jesus today. Many people claim to be Christians, yet a poll has proven that 2 out of every 3 individuals are not. Many know scripture, but few really know Jesus or have an intimate relationship with Him.
Do you know Jesus? I mean in a way that is loving and intimate! Your own personal relationship.